Chinese Herb: Da Qing Ye (Indigo or Woad Leaf), Folium Daqingye

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Chinese Herb: Da Qing Ye (Indigo or Woad Leaf), Folium Daqingye

Herb 9 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Da Qing Ye (Folium Daqingye)
Channels:
HT, LU, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Very Cold
Latin:
Folium Daqingye
Chinese:
大青叶
Tone Marks:
dài qīng yè
Translation:
Big Green Leaf

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Reduces Heat and Relieves Toxicity
    For any type of febrile disease, especially for epidemic and contagious diseases, such as influenza, meningitis, and pneumonia. This herb clears toxins in any part of the body, with an affinity for treating the Lungs and the throat.
  • Cools the Blood and Reduces Skin Macula
    For skin eruptions and blotches from severe heat in the Blood.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 9-30 grams.
  • Part used: leaves.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • The root of this plant is Radix Isatidis seu Baphicacanthi (ban lan gen), and a natural indigo dye can be prepared from the leaves, Indigo Pulverata Levis (qing dai).

References Used

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